Quiz: How Well Do You Know Units of Measure?
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How Well Do You Know Units of Measure?
By: Becky
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About This Quiz

Are you a measure twice, cut once kind of person? If so, this is the quiz for you.

Measurements are a way to standardize the meaning of length, volume, and weight. Without some form of standard measurements, we would not be able to communicate properly with one another. Can you imagine telling your neighbor how far the grocery store is without some frame of reference? Would you be able to tell your sister how much flour to put into a cake without units of measurement? "About that far" and "about that much" really doesn't properly convey the concept of weights and measures properly. (never mind the fact that grandma used to cup her hand to measure out flour and call it a cup)

Interestingly, many units of measure were once gauged using the human body. A foot was really once a human foot. An inch can be measured using your thumb in a pinch. The body was a great way to measure things because ... well ... everyone has one. Thank goodness we've moved away from using parts of the body to measure things or we'd have some crazy-looking buildings.

How well do you remember your units of measure? Take this quiz to find out.

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How many feet are in a yard?
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If you had four cups, how many quarts would you have?
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How many ounces are in a cup?
4
8
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One mile is made up of how many feet?
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How many grams are in a kilogram?
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If you had one quart of milk, how many liters would you have?
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How many teaspoons are in a cup?
4
8
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If you were an inchworm, how many inches would it take you to travel a mile?
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What is the diameter of a quarter?
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What do fathoms measure?
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Four sticks of butter usually weigh how much?
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What can you use to measure one inch if you don't have a ruler?
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About how much does a gallon of water weigh?
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If a man is six feet tall, how many inches would he be?
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In the United States, we use Fahrenheit to measure temperature. What do they use in Canada?
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If you drank a cup of water, how many ounces would you consume?
8
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A banana is best measured using which of the following units of measure?
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How many ounces are in one serving of Pepsi?
8
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How many feet are in a furlong?
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How many ounces are in one pound?
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4
8
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If a recipe called for 230 grams of sugar and you only had a one-cup measure, how many cups would of sugar would you use?
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Which of the following reflects the volume of a standard concrete mixer truck?
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At what Fahrenheit temperature does water boil?
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If you needed to work out using one-pound weights, but you don't want to buy any, what could you use instead?
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How many pounds are in one ton?
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How is the word "pound" abbreviated?
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How many gallons are in a barrel of oil?
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What is the average human body temperature?
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If a recipe calls for one "fl. oz.," what is it saying?
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Thirty-six inches is what unit of measure?
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You can buy soda by what unit of volume?
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In the U.S., blood is measured by which of the following?
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How many milligrams are in one carat?
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The dimensions of Noah's Ark are in what unit of measure?
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